LOL. Education Ministry needed almost a decade to realize that a school book was making wrongest reference to the Parthenon Marbles, an issue that is most dear to Greece that tries to get back the stolen Marbles from Great Britain and the British Museum.
The art history book has been published already in 2003 and notes about the Parthenon marbles:
“The treasures were transported to Britain.”
Not a single word about been taken illegally or “stolen” as the common Greek would say.
Nevertheless, the issue of the “transported” Parthenon Marbles was raised by SYRIZA MP Tasos Kourakis.
“It is unthinkable that students are being taught that the Parthenon Marbles were ‘transported’. They were violently extracted from their monument,” Kourakis said.
The “shocked” Education Minister Andreas Loverdos responded immediately saying that the book with the “monstrous reference” would no longer be used at schools as of next year, while teachers across the country had received instructions on how to correctly present the subject.
PS I suppose the “transport” of the Parthenon Marbles was in the context of the much praised “political correctness” with our neighbors and partners under PASOK Simitis government with George Papandreou as Foreign Minister. Oh, and Loverdos as deputy FM.